The Ministry of justice of Austria’s decision to extradite Ukrainian businessman Dmitry Firtash during the day. It is reported by the journalist of “Today” from Vienna.
It is expected that entrepreneur will go, but take a passport. At least two months he will stay in Vienna during the pendency of a request from Spain. A month will go to trial in the first instance and a month to appeal.
As reported, a court in Austria has allowed the extradition of Firtash in the USA.
We will remind, the Chairman of the Council of Group DF Group of companies Dmitry Firtash was arrested in Austria on March 12, 2014 at the request of U.S. authorities. In the warrant for the arrest of U.S. businessman accused of bribing Indian politicians with the purpose of obtaining valuable mining licenses of iron ore mineral oxide ilmenite.
The Vienna regional court for criminal cases elected him a measure of restraint in the form of the extradition arrest, but agreed to release on bail of 125 million euros and the obligation not to leave Austria.
April 30, 2015, the same court rejected the request of the U.S. justice Department on the extradition of Firtash to America.
A businessman at the end of the trial for his extradition to the US, told reporters in Vienna on intentions to return to Ukraine. At the same time, then he could not specify the timing of the return, citing procedural issues.